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Working with the Media:
How Should Your Department Handle Negative Incidents?
by PoliceOne News Editor Lindsay Gebhart
So what do you do in a PR nightmare? It's not that complicated, said Steve Whitmore, senior media advisor to the LA County Sheriff's office and mastermind behind the department's quick recovery. He said the key to damage control is releasing the whole story then backing up what you say you are going to do with action ... Full Story

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P1 Opinion Poll:
To Pursue Or Not To Pursue ... That is the Question
We're Interested in Your Opinion

Pursuit policies are hotly debated between those who feel the risk to innocent bystanders is typically too great, those who feel a no-pursuit policy may actually make flight a more appealing alternative to pulling over and those who see the pile of extenuating circumstances that make pursuit decision-making complex. In light of the recent decision by the Salt Lake County (UT) to ban pursuits unless the criminal being chased is suspected ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:

What Not To Say To A Traumatized Officer (Secure - Login Required)

by PoliceOne Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster
If an officer has been through a traumatic incident like a shooting, you may have a well-meaning tendency to say, "Tell me about it. What happened?" according to police psychologist Dr. Alexis Artwohl. "Although you're probably thinking ... Full Story

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